The Academic Advisory Board serves a consultative role, providing ideas and critical feedback to the Richman Center. Members include Business School and Law School faculty that support the center by leading research initiatives, organizing conferences, and teaching joint classes.
Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor Emeritus of Business and Professor Emeritus of Economics, Finance Division
Patrick Bolton is the David Zalaznick Professor of Business. He joined Columbia Business School in July 2005. He received his PhD from the London School of Economics in 1986 and holds a BA in economics from the University of Cambridge and a BA in political science from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. He began his career as an assistant professor at the University of California at Berkeley and then moved to Harvard University, joining their economics department from 1987-1989. He was ChargÃ© de Recherche at the C.N.R.S.
A prolific scholar, sought-after speaker, and frequent news commentator, John C. Coffee Jr. is active in several fields and is a recognized leading authority on securities law, corporate governance, white collar crime, complex litigation, and class actions.
Coffee has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is a Life Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute and the American Bar Foundation. He has also been repeatedly listed by the National Law Journal on its annual list of The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.
Arthur F. Burns Professor Emeritus of Free and Competitive Enterprise, Economics Division
Professor Edwards is a specialist in financial markets and institutions, financial regulation and derivatives markets. He teaches courses on futures markets and contemporary issues in financial markets. Edwards has written dozens of books and articles on topics in banking, financial markets and derivatives, including a textbook, Futures and Options. In his recent book, the New Finance: Regulations and Financial Stability, he argues that financial regulation must be reformed to make it more compatible with today’s market realities.
Merritt Fox is an economist and legal scholar whose work in corporate and securities law is influential in setting the agenda for capital markets regulation. He also is co-director of the Center for Law and Economic Studies and co-director of the Program in the Law and Economics of Capital Markets.
An expert on the law and economics relating to corporations and securities, Ronald Gilson has been a member of the Law School faculty since 1992. He specializes in corporate governance, law and economics, corporate finance, capital markets, complex contracting, mergers and acquisitions, and securities regulation. Gilson has testified in depositions and trials as an expert witness in numerous cases. His scholarship has been frequently cited and followed by the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court.
Lawrence R. Glosten is the S. Sloan Colt Professor of Banking and International Finance at Columbia Business School. He is also co-director (with Merritt Fox and Ed Greene) of the Program in the Law and Economics of Capital Markets at Columbia Law School and Columbia Business School and is an adjunct faculty member at the Law School. He has been at Columbia since 1989, before which he taught at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and has held visiting appointments at the University of Chicago and the University of Minnesota.
Senior Lecturer in Discipline in Business, Finance Division
Director, Private Equity Program
Bernstein Faculty Leader, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics
Professor Donna M. Hitscherich currently serves as a senior lecturer of Finance, director of the Private Equity Program, and a Bernstein Faculty Leader at the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School. Professor Hitscherich’s courses include Corporate Finance as well as the elective courses Business Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Advanced Corporate Finance. In 2002, she was nominated for the Dean’s Award for Innovation in the MBA Curriculum for her presentation of the Advanced Corporate Finance course.
Wei Jiang is Arthur F. Burns Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise in the Finance Division at Columbia Business School. She is also a Scholar-in-Residence at Columbia Law School, a Senior Fellow at the Program on Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School, and a Research Associate of the NBER—Law and Economics. Professor Jiang received her B.A. and M.A. in international economics from Fudan University (China), and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 2001 after which she joined Columbia Business School.
Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics, Management Division
Competitive Strategy Affiliated Faculty
Bruce Kogut is the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School. He teaches courses on Governance, Governance and Ethics, and Business Strategies and Solving Social Problems. He has taught in executive programs in the US, Europe, and China.
A respected tax expert, Alex Raskolnikov also is the faculty co-chair of the Charles Evans Gerber Transactional Studies Center at Columbia Law School. His research includes federal income taxation, taxation of financial instruments, tax policy, tax administration, and economic analysis of deterrence, risk, and uncertainty.
The director of Columbia Law School’s Center for Contract and Economic Organization, Robert Scott is an internationally recognized scholar and teacher in the fields of contracts, commercial transactions, and bankruptcy. He has co-authored six books on contracts and commercial transactions, including, most recently, The 3½ Minute Transaction: Boilerplate and the Limits of Contract Design (with Mitu Gulati).